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together today, aren't we, kids? >> why not. >> we are just getting rolling. we have cold showers coming our way again. it looks like storm number 2 is on the way. you can see it just off the coastline. and we are getting ready for a weekend storm, too, more on that coming up. >> they just keep on coming. here's a live look at fog this morning. we have a dense fog advisory for the bay bridge. it's the only one out there now. but i hit a lot of fog coming into work this morning. >> so did i. >> it may slow you down. >> a little misty, yeah. and there's roadwork still out there as well approaching the fremont street exit so we'll have more coming up. >> thank you. some breaking news now from tallahassee, florida. three people were wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a library at florida state university overnight. >> don champion reports, campus police killed the suspected shooter. >> there has been a shooting in the library. >> reporter: video recorded by a student shows the moments after a gunman opened fire
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inside florida state university's main library. students in the building huddled together as an officer talked over a loudspeaker. >> if anybody has been shot, call 911 on your cell phone. >> reporter: the shooting happened around midnight inside. ier library open 24 hours. three people were injured and taken to the hospital. >> the fsu police challenged the gunman outside the library. they gave him commands. he did not and fired a shot at the officers. >> reporter: the gunman was shot and killed. with finals approaching, the library was pack with hundreds when the shooting happened. a photo from the student inside the library shows bags abandoned as well as laptops as well as an officer checking bags as the building was cleared and students leaving with their hands up. the tallahassee police department is now leading the investigation. >> we have forensic technicians on scene. we have our homicide investigators on scene. and they will comb through the evidence, interview all our witnesses. >> reporter: the gunman has not
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been identified. it's not known if he was a student. don champion for cbs news, new york. >> two of the shooting victims were taken to tallahassee memorial hospital. one is in critical condition. the other is only reported to be stable. the third victim was released at the scene. it is 4:32 now. protestors have taken over a building at uc-berkeley as university of california regents are about to make a decision on a tuition increase. dozens of protestors camped overnight inside wheeler hall there. they say they plan to stay there until the regents agree to drop the planned fee hike. >> if they keep consistently doing this to us, we're not going to be able to afford any type of college, any type of anything, any kind of education and where does that leave us? >> elsewhere, protestors stood in the rain yesterday at uc-san francisco trying to block the regents from entering a committee meeting there. glass door shattered as protestors tried to force their
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way in there. now, that committee voted 7-2 in favor of the increase. the full board of regents is expected to vote today. governor jerry brown opposes it. if it's approved, annual tuition for residents would go up from about $12,000 to more than $15,000 by the year 2019- 2020 school year. a new lawsuit accuses the makeup company sephora of discriminating against asian women. sephora usa is based in san francisco. kpix 5's andria borba has a copy of the lawsuit. reporter: sephora may be in a mess stickier than lip gloss. the 26-page lawsuit was filed in a federal court in new york. the names of the plaintiff say it all, zhu zhu, [ non-english language ] these four women are suing sephora on behalf of other asian women. they say during a sale on november 6, sephora's website crashed. the company said we have identified certain entities who take advantage of promotional
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opportunities to purchase products in large volume on our website and resell them through other channels. the plaintiffs say sephora deleted a number of accounts after the crash but only those with chinese or asian-sounding names. >> it's probably a little unfair. but i think they are probably basing it on history and what's happened in the fashion industry. >> reporter: this is what one customer posted on the sephora facebook page. what did i do wrong? i never purchased large quantities of beauty products from sephora. just because i have a chinese name and registered a chinese email address? tell me this is not racist. >> the suit is asking for damages and that points be returned to those four customers' reward accounts. >> i'm not surprised, to be honest. things like that happen. and anything is possible especially with a company that's that big and of that size. they have the power to do whatever they want. >> reporter: andria borba, kpix 5. >> sephora has 1900 stores in
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29 countries. small earthquake jolting the concord area early this morning. it happened about an hour ago around 3:45, measured 2.7. this comes after 2 quakes rumbled through last night hitting minutes apart with epicenters just a little south of san juan bautista, a 4.2 at 10:26. one person tweeted earthquake, woo, that was like a bounce and a trampoline. shaking was felt in the south and parts of the east bay. no reports of damage or injuries. people shook up. >> yeah. small earthquakes. >> those are the good ones, the smaller ones just kind of rumble a little bit. we are going to see more rain coming our way today. storm 2 headed in our direction. in fact, a lot of clouds outside. leftover moisture from the first storm so we are seeing fog. it is thick out there in spots. some of the visibilities down to a quarter mile. here comes storm 2. it is just beginning to bring some rain to far northern california. it will take a little while to get here but about the middle
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of the morning starting to see rain show up in the north bay and spreading to the rest of the bay area throughout the day. looking toward the bay bridge right now, can't see it because of low clouds and fog. the temperatures are running in the 50s. as we head toward the afternoon, widespread rainfall. this will be a different event today. we are going to see much more solid line of rain across the entire bay area. 50s and 60s for highs. and then we get ready for another storm this weekend. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. there is some fog out the door. we have been seeing it in traffic cameras. oakland looks okay across the stretch. taillights going northbound into downtown oakland. golden gate bridge quiet. we are expecting lanes change crews any minute. there is a dense fog advisories for the bay bridge. if you are driving especially on the san francisco side it's thick and until 5:00 they still have the two right lanes blocked approaching the fremont street exit severe left and you will be fine, not much delay at
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this hour. here's a live look at our sensors now coming through 880. there are pockets of roadwork up and down 880 starting in san leandro southbound davis. you will hit more roadwork in hayward and more roadwork northbound 880 in fremont as you approach alvarado niles. most of this is scheduled to wrap up by 5:00. i know the northbound 880 roadwork in fremont not scheduled to wrap up until 6:00. anyway, it's not causing any delay right now in all directions. if you want to ride mass transit, bart looks pretty good at this hour. bart all trains so far on time, problem-free. that's your latest "kcbs" drive to work. frank and michelle, back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. the chp says rain may have been a factor in a 10-vehicle pile-up on interstate 680. it happened in walnut creek about 3:00 yesterday afternoon. four northbound lanes were blocked at ygnacio valley road for an hour. traffic backed up for miles on 680 as well as highway 24. five people had minor injuries. a man is under arrest for
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what he showed to the secret service agents right near the white house. the man told secret service agents someone told him to drive from his home way out in iowa to the white house. agents asked to search his car. they found a hunting rifle, bullets in the trunk. he was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm. at the white house tonight, president obama is going to unveil his plan for immigration reform. susan mcginnis reports, the president will sign the executive order tomorrow in las vegas. reporter: tonight, the president will reveal his plan to reform the u.s. immigration system following through on his promise to act without the consent of congress. >> things that i can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better. >> reporter: the plan would spare up to 5 million immigrants from the threat of deportation and make them eligible for work permits but not for federal benefits like healthcare tax credits. for undocumented immigrants like pedro of los angeles, who has lived in fear of
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deportation, it's a long- awaited dream come true. >> we were just waiting this decision for a long time. >> reporter: democrats say the changes will help keep families together and are long in coming. >> waited a long time for house republicans. since they won't act, the president will and should act. >> reporter: but republicans say the plan will lead to more illegal immigration and they say side-stepping congress on this is unconstitutional. >> failing to get your way in congress doesn't mean the president can simply override the congress with the stroke of his pen. >> reporter: among steps republicans are considering, suing the president and come january, cutting the funding needed to make the plan work. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> 4:39 now. sacramento county sheriff scott jones will be paying close attention to the president's plan today. he has recorded a video message directed at the president. it stems from the death of two deputies last month allegedly at the hands of an illegal
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immigrant. >> he has a significant criminal history and on at least four prior occasions he was removed from this country, each time having no consequences. >> in the 8 minute video he pleads with the president to flex his political muscle and move towards meaningful immigration reform. but some say it sends the wrong message. >> it's less likely going to feel they can trust sacramento county sheriff's office to treat them fairly. >> sheriff jones insists he is not against immigration. he says his message was simply intended to start a national discussion. the bay area is the least affordable place in america for middle class home buyers. only 15% of homes in five bay area counties are cheap enough for middle class buyers. the real estate website trulia says that compares to 59% nationwide. the median home price here is just over $1 million. and the median household income
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is $86,000. well, the price of a thanksgiving dinner is up just a little from last year. prices for dairy products coffee and sweet potatoes are higher. meanwhile, prices are down for foods using flour. the american farm bureau says that means the average holiday meal will cost $49.41 next thursday and that's up 37 cents from a year ago. time now is : 4 1, the dressing room of the future here in the bay area how a new way to try on clothes could revolutionize fashion. >> and what's cool about your school? email your nominations to us at we may come and feature your school on the show. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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snow that's hit their city,d the state. even life long residents of buffalo, new york are' little surprised by the onslaught of snow that hit them in a big way and the state of new york, as well. the storm is linked to eight deaths now. this is a live picture of buffalo. you can see all that snow out
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there. alison harmelin reports the weather is expected to get worse before it gets better. reporter: in western new york, it's deja vu all over again as heavy snow continued to pound the region overnight. the paralyzing lake-effect system dumped close to 6 feet of snow in the area yesterday trapping many people inside their homes and cars. >> these ladies were incredible. >> reporter: stephanie went into labor and was stranded while trying to get to the hospital. desperate for help, her husband jared rushed to a buffalo fire lieutenant who then recruited stranded labor nurse denise perry to help deliver the baby right there in the firehouse. >> denise helped me get in the right position and two pushes and out she came! >> reporter: about 140 miles of the new york state thruway leading to buffalo remains closed in both directions. governor cuomo declared a state of emergency as crews helped motorists stranded in the storm. national guard troops were even deployed to help.
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but some drivers remain angry. >> the troopers did their jobs. department of transportation, um, they need to improve on their, um, plan of attack for snowstorms. >> reporter: during a brief break in the storm wednesday, many residents in lancaster east of buffalo stocked up on supplies. >> juice and beer. >> reporter: and dug out snow drifts taller than their homes. this second phase of the storm is expected to drop as much as three more feet of snow in some places. alison harmelin for cbs news, batavia, new york. >> got to have the staples, milk, juice and beer. speaking of beer, these guys might need a little too. the buffalo bills football stadium is covered by four feet of snow and oh, yeah there's a game this sunday. so the bills are asking for fans to come in with their shovels and help clean out the stadium. they will be paid $10 an hour and free tickets to the game. >> that's worth it. >> in freezing weather and more snow? [ laughter ] >> several feet of snow. >> i don't know.
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maybe if they throw in the beer, too. >> a lot of beer. hey, guys. looks like we have another storm headed our way as storm 2 is winding up. it will pack a punch as it moves through. the latest doppler radar showing you some showers just beginning to make their way into far northern california. yesterday's storm helped to open the storm door and now this one is going to come racing on in a little later on this morning. around the bay area right now, we are looking at some patchy dense fog so watch out for that early on. and that rain developing about the middle of the morning in the north bay and then spreading to the south throughout the day and then another storm expected for the weekend. so here it is. the jet stream far enough to the south now and the door is open to allow this next one in. that is going to come racing through for today and then a brief break and then here's your next storm system just developing that bringing rain as we head in toward friday night and saturday. traveling around the state, be very, very careful. you're going to see some rain across much of the state for today. especially as we head in toward the afternoon. timing this out for you about 10:00 or so, you will see the showers developing in parts of
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the north bay. the front really still held up a little further to the north. and then as we head in toward noon that front will make its way across the bay area, some good downpours, widespread rain and then sliding to the south into the afternoon. about 6:00 for the commute home turning more towards scattered showers and then things beginning to calm down after that. a brief break in the stormy weather and then we see that next system moving in. that one can be a real soaker especially for the north bay maybe el inches of rain for that one as we head in toward saturday afternoon, several inches of rain. a half inch of rain or more than that in some of the north bay locations. lesser amounts in the south bay. but everybody is going to get a soaking today. temperatures going to be cooler in the 50s and the 60s again. and it looks like as we head into tomorrow, maybe a brief break in the stormy weather although a slight chance of showers north of the golden gate bridge in the afternoon. rain becoming more likely on friday night into saturday. then dry weather returns and i
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think a break next week. >> yes, good thanksgiving travel weather. we need it. good. out the door, the roads may still be slick in some areas. there is a spinout northbound 17 coming into los gatos by alma bridge road so we are not seeing any delay on the sensors. just a reminder you may want to take it easy out there. we have the dense fog advisory as well for the bay bridge. first here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. traffic so far, so good out of hayward. no delay in either direction there coming into foster city everything quiet and i love when we time this out so weather. you can see the lanes change crews out there now across the golden gate bridge. this is them right there. they are trying to get another southbound lane open in the commute direction and overall looks clear all the way out in san rafael. here's a live look at the bay bridge. i mentioned that dense fog advisory. it's in effect and you will notice fog in patches for sure across the span. they should be clearing that overnight roadwork. it was on the other side of the bridge on the san francisco side near the fremont street exit. they have the two right lanes closed. roadwork continues as well up
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and down the nimitz freeway. we are seeing it in san leandro southbound 880 at davis. and then it continues in pockets in hayward approaching whipple and then northbound 880 by alvarado niles more overnight roadwork. so a lot of roadwork along that 880 freeway overnight all week long they have been doing it. here's a live look at our sensors in the south bay northbound 101 coming into san jose. so far clear. guadalupe parkway and 280 look fine. once again, we know this might be another busy day for bart with the weather outside. so far everything is running on time. that's your latest "kcbs" drive to work. frank and michelle, back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. new this morning, crash test information about the safety of minivans. the honda odyssey is the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new tests by the insurance industry. the toyota siena earned an acceptable rating and the chrysler town & country, the dodge caravan and the nissan quest had the lowest ratings. the east bay is known as a pioneer in online retail --
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ebay, that is. [ laughter ] >> not the east bay. now the san jose--based company is trying to make a mark in the world of brick and mortar stores. as kpix 5's betty yu reports, ebay is hoping to revolutionize the clothing store dressing room. reporter: >> after you select an item, the minute i start doing that i started adding to my dressing room. >> reporter: the designer rebecca's new store in san francisco. set to open next month. it's selling a whole new experience. >> there's no store in the world that has this type of technology. >> reporter: the giant screen to pick out clothes and send them to your fitting room. you will get a text when it's ready. you will get another one when your drink is ready. you can browse the store in the meantime. >> sort of is a natural thing to want to interact with technology and make your life easier and so we wanted to make shopping easier. >> reporter: this looks like any other fitting room but just wait until i get my clothes in here. as soon as i bring the items in, the mirror will
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automatically recognize the size and the product and it also doubles as a touchscreen. you can set your own mood lighting, say for a morning in north beach or an afternoon in dolores park and call for a stylist. >> it is the vip experience. you can pay from the dressing room. you can ask for more sizes from the dressing room. you can see what i advise you to style your outfit with. >> reporter: the merchandise tags track what shoppers try on. >> check in. >> reporter: all of the technology is powered by ebay. >> think about now in a fitting room what are you doing? you're life half naked, waiting for help. it's annoying. as your associate i know what you have in there and what you want. >> reporter: the team hopes shoppers will buy this new kind of transaction. in san francisco, betty yu, kpix 5. >> well, this is only the second store of its kind by rebecca ming could have. the first just opened in new york city. talk about a "million dollar baby."
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a canadian woman is facing a $950,000 medical bill after her daughter made an early arrival in the united states. jennifer kimmel's water broke 16 weeks early while she was vacationing in hawaii. she was put on bed rest in the hospital for 6 weeks until baby reese arrived nine weeks prematurely. the baby spent another two months in intensive care. she is healthy now but blue cross refuses to cover the family's travel insurance claim even though a doctor signed off on the trip. >> we had the ultrasound. we had the doctors' approval. we had the blue cross insurance. i was only 24 weeks when we flew down there. i -- we -- we thought we were covered. >> blue cross says the new mother had a pre-existing bladder infection before her trip which disqualifies her from coverage. time now is 4:52. they are red and black and they're back. why millions of ladybugs have swarmed one bay area neighborhood. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the ride-sharing app has a system a lot of fog this morning, thick clouds and rain moving in. temperatures will be cooler, a lot of low 60s in along the peninsula. about 61 los altos, 62 sunnyvale, 63 san jose. and 63 degrees in morgan hill. in the east bay, a lot of fog too starting out this morning. the temperatures probably hovering in the 50s and the low 60s. that rain developing as we head in toward the middle of the day and the afternoon. in the north bay, the showers starting a little bit earlier probably about the middle of the morning. much cooler temperatures 53 in clearlake 59 in sonoma. 57 in san rafael. downtown san francisco about 61 degrees.
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thank you, lawrence. 4:55 now. uber is accused of spying on its customers. the ridesharing app has a system called god view that gives the employees access to locations of its cars and waiting customers but now uber is investigating reports that one of their top executives used the tool to track a reporter without her permission. uber said in a statement, our data privacy policy applies to all employees. access to and use of data is permitted only for legitimate business purposes. just yesterday uber apologized after reports the senior vice president said the company should dig up dirt on media critics. thousands of ladybugs are flying around in the oakland hills. east bay naturalists say they are here for two reasons, to mate and to sleep. they hibernate. >> when you see an insect by the thousands all together, it's something we're not used to. you should be in awe when you see this. >> who doesn't lovelady bugs?
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why do they come here? experts aren't too sure. they just know typically around november they show up for a few months before they head back west. 4:57 right now. president obama is ready to reveal his executive action on immigration. why some members of congress oppose the way he is going about it. >> reporter: dozens of students are taking over a building at uc-berkeley to make a point. they don't want to see their tuition raised. that might happen today. we'll tell you about it next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. i'm michelle griego. and i'm frank mallicoat your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00. and we begin this hour with some breaking news out of new york city right now. director mike nichols the husband of diane sawyer has died. he was 83. nichols was best known for his oscar nominated film the graduate and working girl. his last film was 2007's
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charlie wilson's war. mike nichols dead at the age of 83. >> wow, that's surprising. >> we all just kind of took a gasp. >> i know. >> diane sawyer just stepped down from the anchor chair, maybe that had something to do with it. >> taking care of him. >> yeah. all right. well, for now, we are going to check on weather? >> yeah. let's talk about the weather around the bay area. i lot of fog out there now -- a lot of fog out there now, some leftover moisture from yesterday. storm number 2 is coming our way. showers in northern california. about the middle of the morning rain showing in parts of the north bay. toward the bay bridge now, you can on the see it because of the low clouds and the thick fog. the temperatures are running in the 50s. looks like this afternoon, we are going to keep things cool and the rain will be moving in. temperatures only in the 50s and the low 60s for highs today. liz. >> we have a slight location change for this accident. it's actually in the santa cruz mountains. and it's already cleared to the right-hand shoulder. it was northbound 17. we thought it was closer to los gatos but now they are saying w


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